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  • 455 weeks
    Going pretty well, actually

    I haven't updated since I started my draft, have I? Well, I've been dedicating my writing time almost exclusively to Perfect for Me Too, and things are looking good. I'm about 80% done with the first draft (not 80% of the way to the end, though - the missing bits are mostly supporting and transitional scenes scattered throughout), and it's shaping up to be in the area of 50k words. I'm happy with

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  • 466 weeks
    Coming Unstuck

    It sucks to be stuck like I was. Nobody should have to go through wanting--not just knowing it’s something you should get around to, but really actually wanting--to do something for over a year, and yet somehow just... not. But I know, being a reader myself, that it’s an alarmingly common condition. I’m still in constant danger of slipping back into it myself, but finishing Perfect For Me

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  • 466 weeks
    Finally, with apologies

    The last chapters of Perfect For Me are up. I told you I'd finish it. Worth waiting a year for? I wouldn't go that far. But at least worth reading.

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Going pretty well, actually · 12:22am Mar 12th, 2014

I haven't updated since I started my draft, have I? Well, I've been dedicating my writing time almost exclusively to Perfect for Me Too, and things are looking good. I'm about 80% done with the first draft (not 80% of the way to the end, though - the missing bits are mostly supporting and transitional scenes scattered throughout), and it's shaping up to be in the area of 50k words. I'm happy with that; it feels like about the right length for the story it tells. Most of the puzzles are solved, and the resolution is almost where I want it.

The bad news is that I'm approaching this with the seriousness of something I'd be willing to publish professionally. That's bad news because it means it's going to take a fair bit longer than it's probably worth spending on an odd little niche shipfic - and certainly longer than it's worth waiting for one. But one, I want the practice, and two, my obsessive fear of negative feedback is making it impossible to even consider letting another flawed story out of my grip.

And hey, at least it'll be the best story I can possibly make it when it is done. Anyone who manages to wait it out deserves nothing less.

P.S.: Also, I think I need another victim to ramble at about the details. (Beta reader? Alpha reader? Developmental editor? Something like that.) I'm starting to feel like I'm buried way too deep in it to be able to be objective anymore.
P.P.S.: Is it just me, or do postscripts seem a little odd in an age when you can go back and edit the message? Oh well. They're still a nice way to separate out things that don't quite fit with the rest. Like random observations about postscripts.

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Comments ( 6 )

Be sure to post a new blog when the story releases tagged like this one. I didn't even know you were writing a sequel until I saw this. I now have a surprise to look forward to in the future.

Azu

If you need someone to bounce ideas off and ramble about thoughts and details, you can use me. :raritywink:

It's the least I can do for how much you helped me when I started writing. You'll come to find I've come a long ways from where I used to be and might actually be able to help you this time around. :moustache:

Huh. Well, if you want to stock up your editors crew I might be able to help.

1918309 I'll be sure to!

1918579 Thanks, Azu. I'm going to take you up on that. I'll put together the 1-page outline then PM you.

1919385 Thanks. I don't want to overdo it in this stage, but I'll contact you to see if you've still got some free time when I get a real draft together and it's time for content editing.

if you are looking for 'alpha' or 'beta' readers to give you objective and constructive feedback/criticism then I will volunteer if that is what you want. I could probably go through the whole thing and check it in just one day. i could check for writing errors or give ideas for missing content :twilightsmile:

Good luck, and I'm looking forward to it; but I hope you can also find the time to write another prophecy fic before Season 5 comes out. An Ordinary Day in Ponyville pretty much called seasons 2 and 3; I'd like to know where they're going to take the series next. :trollestia:

Then again, "Twilight Sparkle magically duplicates herself and falls in love with herself and/or gets herself murdered by Pony Joe" does sound like something that could happen on this show...

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